Sister Story - Harriet

Name: Harriet

Age: 23

About: I have been a primary school teacher for 2 years, but have escaped the world of work for a year away!

Why did you decide to travel? I’ve wanted to travel since I was 15, but decided to get Uni out of the way first, which meant that I could save more money to travel with. 

Where do you come from? Oxfordshire, England.

Where do you want to go next? I’m heading to Fiji after New Zealand and then South East Asia.

What is your number one tip for travelling? Do everything you want to do. Don’t go home with any regrets.

What has been your biggest challenge to overcome? Spending time on my own- at home I don’t like being alone, but being away has made me realise that I can spend time alone and that I don’t have to be surrounded by people to have fun. 

What do you miss about home? My boyfriend, family and friends (and chocolate- Australian and New Zealand Cadburys is not the same!!!)

What have you learned about yourself? I’m more independent than I think and I actually don’t mind my own company!

Favourite Quote? Behind the mountain there are mountains. 

Favourite new thing? (i.e. food you have tried, skill, tradition, place) Being active and exploring- there’s always so much to do! 

What advise would you give to other girls wanting to travel? Make sure you do what you want to do. Don’t change plans that you don’t want to change. For most people travelling is a once in a lifetime thing, so you’ve got to make the most of it :)